Yes, No, Maybe So?

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Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby OhioSkeetShooter » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:29 am

Hi all,
Decided to start gathering my own equipment to hunt rather than borrowing others! Unfortunately being 16, and in high school, my budget is limited. Decided to try to make some of my own silhouettes today, made just one as a test and was wondering what y'all thought about it. Do you think it's usable? What can I do to make it better? I should note that I free hand drew it, so there is probably room for improvement.

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Re: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby m3500 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:57 pm

Try and get a job and save up for some used fullbodies or shells. Or if you want to get silos save and get some Big Al's silos.
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Re: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby Sonoma County Harvesters » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:40 pm

I'd go with a darker brown. I would think like 50 of those would get the job done in a low hunting pressure area. But I would invest into a goose flag or flyer.
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Re: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby Sonoma County Harvesters » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:41 pm

Oh and different positions
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Re: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby Jake88 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:43 pm

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Geese have been killed over lesser decoys. But go grey rather than brown
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Re: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby OhioSkeetShooter » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:17 pm

Thanks guys! Will do as suggested.
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Re: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby teamoutlaw » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:27 am

to save money. I would go all black and white.
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Re: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby tornadochaser » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:16 am

teamoutlaw wrote:to save money. I would go all black and white.

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Re: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby blackrock » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:35 am

Probably all black and white as mentioned. They'll probably work well in some areas or situations. I've had whole flocks of geese come right in to big decoy bags (with all the decoys in them!) piled in a field waiting for the truck. This has happened many times, last spring with a flock of specks. Usually no shotgun handy.......
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Re: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby walnuts4x4 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:32 pm

I made some black and white silos to use as fillers for my spread... Really helps give contrast to the entire set up... Got free chloroplast signs and just bought paint

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Re: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby dakotashooter2 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:29 pm

I think guys overthink color. Color is dependant on lighting which is rarely consistent from one day to the next or even one hour to the next. I think it is the contrast rather than specific coloration that draws birds from one day to the next...............
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Re: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:21 am

Get some cardboard, plastic or something like that and make spray patterns. Distinct color changes work to draw attention better. That is why guys recommend Black and white silos as they get attention of the geese. White produces the flocking response in geese and make sure your white is clear and crisp. I also think you body color is too light.

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Re: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby IowaWaterfowler10 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:53 pm

Im in your boat, as I'm 17. Do as suggested and get a job and work your *** off. Also get a couple of buddies in on hunting with you and buy gear together. I did that and between three of us we have 2.5 dozen avian fullbodys, 1 dozen higdon fullbodys, and 3 dozen GHG old style duck fullbodys that we found new this year with flocked heads, plus another 4 dozen floaters. Best of luck!
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Re: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Postby Honk-n-quack » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:15 pm

Ohioskeetshooter, message me
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